“Clifford” Podcast Movie Review

Martin Short in Clifford (1994)Clifford (1994; Paul Flaherty) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 18

“Shame on you!  Shame on your eyes!”

In this hell-spawned episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, the Mayor of Wayward Boys-ville Daniel-ass Barnes and Corky the Scary Rex (or is it Scary the Corky Rex?) hatch a ridiculously elaborate revenge plan against their producer Johnny Flores for daring them to watch the 1994 monstrosity Clifford.

This long-shelved shitpile stars Martin Short as the titular ten-year-old problem child, while Charles Grodin ignites a raging forest fire of a “slow burn” as the boy’s smarmy uncle.

Recorded live over brunch and beers at Sac City Brews, the hosts obsess over Dinosaur World, wonder why a roller coaster engineer would create a setting that breaks the ride and consider replacing producer Johnny Flores with Jerry Bruckheimer, before finally blaming the entire episode on a plastic brontosaurus named Stephan.


U.S. release date: April 1, 1994

Domestic box office gross: $7.4 million

Critics scores: 9 on Rotten Tomatoes

This week’s craft beer: Almanac Beer’s Unfiltered Opinion (6.1% ABV)

This week’s Darer: Johnny Flores

Why did Johnny dare Daniel and Corky to watch Clifford? “Because of Midnight Run, I thought if Charles Grodin is in it, and he’s playing the same snarky, somewhat angry guy, it’s going to be good.  And it was not.”

This week’s referenced movies: Midnight RunProblem Child18 Again!Who’s Harry Crumb?Major League IISuburbiconBeethovenStep BrothersThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonPatch AdamsTheodore RexInherent VicePure LuckThree FugitivesThe SnowmanJurassic ParkIshtarThe Incredible Shrinking WomanThe Heartbreak KidCloak and DaggerShort TimeRushmoreThe Godfather, Part IIFreaksDon’t Look NowAlohaI’m Gonna Git You Sucka; the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Ratings for Clifford: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Original theatrical trailer for Clifford

Chia Hair sketch from Saturday Night Live

Clifford sings “San Francisco”

Bacon Toast Scrambler-loving Clifford fan

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka stunt double scene

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